David Letterman Departs From ‘Late Show With David Letterman’

By Anshul Hardikar | 3 years ago
David Letterman Departs From ‘Late Show With David Letterman’

One of the most popular late night talk shows “Late Show with David Letterman” had to part with the soul of the show as host David Letterman decided to call his retirement in after having hosted the show since 1993 on CBS. The show, produced by David Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants Inc. was undoubtedly the most successful show to ever air on American television with guests that included President Obama and Donald Trump among others.

Forbes compiled a list of Top 10 guests who have been to the show most number of times and made a special report about it. According to it, Real estate tycoon Donald Trump, with a net worth of $4.1 Billion and Jon Stewart were tied at first position with 21 visits to the show followed by a close second two-time Academy award winning actor Kevin Spacey who visited the show 19 times. In one of his visits he impersonated Al Pacino in front of the actor himself only to be met with applause and appreciation.

Dr.Phil McGraw, who was one of the guests who visited the show 15 times along with another television host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres who visited the show 14 times pulled out a page from Mr. Letterman’s diary and read out the infamous Top 10 list in one of her visits.

In his career spanning 33 years and having been hosting the “Late Show with David Letterman” since 1993, he was one of the most popular and beloved talk show hosts with over 6,028 broadcasts and over 19,932 guest appearances. He was also placed on no.38 in the Forbes’ list of most powerful celebrities in the year 2013.

As reported in Global News, the finale of the show lasted for 17 minutes extra with CBS deciding to air the show without any cuts. Mr. Letterman also joked in between the show that veteran scientist Stephen Hawking has also calculated the total amount of time laughter was induced in 6,028 broadcasts and that was about eight minutes. By the time the show ended, everyone in the audiences was teary eyed with a memory that no one will ever forget.

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Anshul studied Journalism and Broadcasting before venturing out in Online Media. He likes to read, write and travel when he is not working. He has been a full-time writer for MNG since May 2015.